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Den dolda storheten i Dvärgen

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Den dolda storheten i Dvärgen


Published January 9, 2014
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This study concerns The Dwarf (Dvärgen) by Pär Lagerkvist. The author wanted to give his tribute to the Renaissance masters by letting the dwarf express his scorn and contempt for humanism. Further, Lagerkvist wanted to characterize the greatness and lowness of Man through the prince and his innate dwarf. It is generally assumed that the prince character in this novel has retrieved properties from Machiavelli’s Prince. Thus, the research question is whether Lagerkvist, accordingly, through the evil dwarf’s admiration for the prince expresses his contempt for the Machiavellian prince model or whether the doubleness that sometimes emerges in the dwarf’s narrative in fact means the opposite standpoint. By analyzing a student’s essay on The Dwarf with PTA/Vertex and comparing the resulting holophors with a sentence from Machiavelli, used in a previous study, it could be shown that the student without knowing it had picked up from Lagerkvist’s tale the dualistic mental structure of Machiavelli, synthesized in the terms of Heresy in the orientation dimension and Move in the Intention dimension. The conclusion is that Lagerkvist’s prince character represents such dualistic properties that refer to a utilitarian outlook.



Publisher Lund University
Year 2014
Language Swedish
Collection studiesinconsciousness; additional_collections

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